One of Ukraine’s best basketball players was arrested and mobilized while trying to leave the country

One of Ukraine’s best basketball players was arrested and mobilized while trying to leave the country

Ukrainian basketball player “Kyiv-Basket” Vadim Zaplotinsky was arrested while trying to leave Ukrainian territory, then mobilized, reports sport.ua.

The events occurred on May 12. A 26-year-old athlete, part of a group of people, was arrested in the Bukovina region while trying to illegally cross the border between Ukraine and Romania.

— I have just learned that one of the kyiv-Basket players, who was crossing the mountains towards a neighboring country, was arrested by the border services. Then – acquaintance with the territorial recruitment center and passage to the training center of the airborne assault forces, – wrote Max Sergeev, president of the Kiev Basketball Federation, on the social network.

In the 2023/24 season, Zaplotinsky became a bronze medalist of the Ukrainian basketball championship and was recognized as the best defensive player.

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Source : MatchTV

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